51 Good Writing Prompts: An Irresistible Collection

If you’re searching for some really good writing prompts, you’ve landed in the right place.

Finding good writing prompts can be a challenge, as you want prompts that are interesting plus have substance.

What’s more, you want prompts that encourage writers to express their ideas fully and with enthusiasm.

That’s why I created this collection of good writing prompts.

These prompts sharpen writing skills, spark creativity, instill a love for writing, and motivate students to reflect upon important ideas.

So try a few of these good prompts in writer’s workshop this week.

Good Writing Prompts

Following you will find a collection of good writing prompts that suit all ages.

1. Tell the qualities of a good writing prompt.

2. Share the good and bad of owning a dog.

3. Write a story about what it might be like if you woke up one morning with webbed feet.

4. Describe the worst-tasting food you’ve ever experienced.

5. Tell how to make your favorite snack or meal.

6. If you could learn how to play a musical instrument, which would you choose and why?

7. Compose a 7-line poem where every new line is about a different day of the week.

8. If Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and Frosty the Snowman got together, what things would they do?

9. Compare and contrast a life with and without modern-day technological devices.

10. Write about a typical day from the perspective of a backpack.

11. Do you think it’s wise for schools to teach cursive writing?

12. What’s the importance of people having different points of view?

13. Describe a day in your life if you were a celebrity.

14. When you arrive home from school, you notice your front door unlocked. Write about what happens next.

15. Invent a new board game. Describe how to play it.

16. Retell a memory of going on an exhilarating amusement park ride.

17. Imagine that you’re a dog’s personal assistant for one day. Share what adventures and challenges you experience.

18. Write a humorous poem from the point of view of your kitchen sink.

19. Describe what you see once you climb the tallest tree in your neighborhood.

20. What makes you unique?

21. Describe how you feel when you have to stand in line too long or wait for someone who is late. What are you thinking as you wait?

22. What do you think humans will be eating for lunch one million years from now?

23. Write a story about a newborn baby that already knows how to speak in full sentences.

24. Turn one of your strangest dreams into a story.

25. Write a eulogy for your least favorite food.

26. Besides water, shelter, and food, what things do you need in order to survive and thrive in this world, and why?

27. Describe a food that you could eat forever. Why do you love it so much?

28. Write about a day in your life if you were a robot.

29. A magic genie is going to grant you one wish. What do you request and why?

30. Imagine that you are opening a store that only sells items that are yellow. What items do you sell?

31. Share the weirdest dream you’ve ever had.

32. What career do you think you’d like to have when you grow up and why?

33. Tell how you would redecorate your own room if you could.

34. Pretend that you’re preparing a box to be opened 50 years from now. Describe what items you’d place in the box and why.

35. Write a poem about an emotion such as happiness, anger, joy, jealousy, etc.

36. If you had $1,000 to splurge on, what would you buy and why?

37. You’re trapped on a desert island with only three items in your backpack. What’s in your bag, and how will you use the objects as survival tools?

38. Describe the perfect day.

39. Create a new planet. Describe what it’s like.

40. Why do you think people sometimes choose not to tell the truth? What are the pros and cons of being honest?

41. Your pencil suddenly begins to grow limbs and breakdance. What happens next?

42. Compose a silly story about taking a stuffed animal to the vet.

43. Write a diary entry from the perspective of a raindrop.

44. You come home one day to discover that your mom has transformed into a mummy for the next 24 hours. What happens next?

45. What’s a social issue that you feel really strongly about and why?

46. If you found a winning lottery ticket, would you keep it or turn it in? Why?

47. Use at least three onomatopoeias to write an adventure-packed poem.

48. If you could be any color, which would you choose and why?

49. Write a story about a goblin looking for friends.

50. In 15 words or less, summarize the last movie you saw.

51. Share your biggest goal in life and how you will achieve it.

Final Thoughts: Good Writing Prompts

Now you have a collection of good writing prompts to use for a variety of writing activities.

For students who need support, review how to respond well to these prompts.